Back in February 2010, Chicago band Glitter Bones really caught my ear with their debut EP, Returning The Magic. It was a magical mix of huge compositions featuring loads of swirling synths, hazy vocals, and dance-inducing drum machines. The band talked with me a while back about how they were going to be getting a vinyl release from Parisian label, SVN SNS RCRDS, and the wait is finally over. Limited to 250 copies, the 12″ is available on semi-translucent purple vinyl right here, ordering details are on the website. And check out their new remix of Toro Y Moi’s jammer “Still Sound.”
“Love Before Breakfast” is a track from the forthcoming and highly anticipated album of Chicago’s Glitter Bones. No word on a release date yet, but this Toro Y Moi-ish psychedelic ride will hold you over until it drops.
Also, here’s a live video of the trio at Schubas playing one of the best songs this year, “Glow In The Dark.”
Over the summer, Chicagoans Glitter Bones released their second EP this year, Amulet Calls, and I called it “bigger, dancier, and hazier than ever.” I also mentioned that the EP would be getting a cassette release from upstart Brooklyn label, Words+Dreams. Limited to 100 tapes, you can now order this beautiful silver-y cassette from Words+Dream Releases page, which comes with a download card for the entire EP, including the new opening track “Brown Lord Riley,” and sweet W+D sticker! And while you’re at it, check out W+D’s first release, Guilty Ghosts’ Enigma Variations, and grab that cassette too!
If I was making some kind of The Noise Is all-star baseball team, Glitter Bones would be my lead-off batter. Quite a year these guys are having, with a stellar EP in Returning The Magic, an upcoming vinyl release, a full-length in sight, but right now Amulet Calls. Pretty much announcing and releasing this EP overnight, Glitter Bones dropped their second EP on July 15th. Their formula hasn’t changed much, but it feels more bigger, dancier, and hazier than ever, and you’d be doing yourself wrong by missing the underwater jam “Ceremonial Secret,” and six-minute “Kissing The Witch.” Word on the street is that this EP is gonna get a release on cassette from Word+Dreams in the coming future, more info when it comes out. Also, check out this interview I did with the band a few weeks ago.
My second interview for The Noise Is brings me together with psychedelic pop Chicago/Indiana duo, Glitter Bones. I talked with the young dudes about Chicago life, “chillwave”, their upcoming vinyl release, and Pokémon! Hit the jump for the full interview.
The Noise Is:Glitter Bones is fresh off a big show at the Empty Bottle opening for Toro Y Moi. How did that go? Nick Donlin: I feel it went really well. It was our first show adding Chris in the mix. We’re adding guitar and more textures to the music. Live guitar, I should say. Zach Vouga: Yeah, it was certainly a landmark show for us. We all had a blast exploring the new sounds we’ve been conjuring. We even broke our rapper buddy, Mr. C, out of rehab for the evening to perform a song with us. TNI:How did that work out, and what song? ZV: It was a newish song called “Chapel Footwork”. He was amazing. ND: Yeah, he’s done a few shows with us in the past over various different songs. As long as the beat has some sort of root in hip hop, he flows over it extremely well. He’s very gifted.
Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic, Pop
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: SVN SNS RCRDS Myspace
01. Black Rain, Black Horse (McKenzie Toma Remix)
02. Lady Daydream (Twin Sister Remix)
Much buzz is stirring the camp of psych-pop Chicagoans Glitter Bones. The biggest and best news is their recent pair-up with Paris label SVN SNS RCRDS. Glitter Bones’ beautiful EP, Returning The Magic, is going to be getting a vinyl release from the French label. The EP could not fit onto a 7″, so they decided to DELUXE the EP into a 12″ and include two new songs and two remixes with the EP, as well as remastered versions of the original tracks. One of the remixes on the EP will be “Black Rain, Black Horse”, a track from a fellow Chicago friend McKenzie Toma, so check out the folk turned hazy pop track. Also included is their non-EP remix of Twin Sister’s “Lady Daydream”, another super sweet remix dripping with swirly distorted synths. No official word on a release date for the 12″, but I’ve been hearing it will be around September. I will be sure to keep y’all updated!
Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic, Pop
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Unexpected Friendship Myspace
01. Glow In The Dark
02. Erial Celestial Vision
03. Spell Legend
04. Race To Heaven
It seems like everyone has that one friend that makes extraordinarily good music for their age. My good friend, Steve, who blogs about films over at Hightop Satchel, told me about his friend from school, Zach, who makes music with a friend under the name, Glitter Bones. Zach sent me his music, and I was more than willing to share this with all of you. Returning The Magic is a glorious leap into a beautiful psych-pop atmosphere. The vocals are distantly hazy, like a tiny figment of your imagination, and the electronics are suburb whether it be dance-y or mega-trippy beats. The 7-minute opener, “Glow In The Dark”, jams into a blissful world, where dancing around in any manner is encouraged. The two middle tracks are the shortest but get to the point much quicker, whether it be a summer fog (“Erial Celestial Vision”), or a lo-fi techno track (“Spell Legend”). “Race To Heaven” is a triumphant finisher to an absolutely excellent release from these young kids. I try not to say this very often, only for when artists actually do it right, but Glitter Bones acknowledge the best aspects of Animal Collective. Now I hope a comparison to Animal Collective doesn’t turn you away, because you’d be really missing out on this.
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